In New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly address- Mann Ki Baat received a huge response from various countries. It had been aired to about 150 countries. All India Radio director said that it has kindled a massive applause from the people of Indian Origin living abroad.
The address of Narendra Modi had been telecast in Hindi. The translated version in English was also broadcast. A pericope of the speech by PM was aired in various other languages including Chinese, Russian and French.
All India Radio External Services Division Director, Amlanjyoti Mazumdar said, “We reach out to listeners in 150 countries through our radio broadcast in Hindi and general overseas service (English).”
He even added “Huge Indian diaspora across the globe” has the right to connect to the Prime Minister of their parent Country.”
The official said that once Modi’s address is been broadcast they receive a number of messages mostly from African countries where a large number of Gujarati origin people live. He also added, “It was a great response from the people.”
Further, he shared that listeners also sent in their responses from the Gulf countries, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In one piece of information, a listener from New Zealand said it was “enchanting” to hear Modi and asked when the Prime Minister would visit his country.
A section in India criticized the government’s move to demonetise currency notes but the initiative was applauded by the listeners abroad as a considerably good step to combat corruption, explained the Official.
Mazumdar said that one of the reasons for the huge response from various countries is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an immense amount of fan following.